starter problem 1964 ss
When I try to start the car it just makes a grinding noise. I have replaced the starter and it worked fine for about 10 starts then did the same thing. I have taken the starter off and put back on and sometimes it helps sometime nothing changed still grinds on the flexplate. There are no starter shim between the starter and the block as it seems the starter is not close enough to the flexplate as it is. The bendix i believe that what its called sometimes even stay stuck against the flexplate sometimes. I have tried to turn the motor over with a socket on the balancer to give the starter new teeth to grab and 9 out of 10 times it still just grinds. Any help will be greatly appreciated. The flexplate looks old but the teeth dont really look worn. When it does start the car it seams very smooth so not like it has a wrong tooth flexplate but maybe? Is that even a possibility? It came off a 327 original for the car and I built a 383. I told the parts place it was a 350 so I think it should be okay. Keep in mind the old starter did the same thing.